In training camps players are dribbling along to a beat, do you think NBA Baller Beats could be used in real practices?
Oh, if you play this you're going to get better. You're going to be better. I don't care if you're a mom or you're an NBA player. Yeah, you're going to get better. Your handling will get better by playing this game. Like, there's no ifs, ands or buts about it. This is the stuff you do. This is it. You know, between the legs, behind the back, and all up in succession, by itself, movement, this is what you do.
You've done voice work for games in the past, like some of the NBA 2K games. What attracted you to work on NBA Baller Beats?
Well, this game in particular is the most unique. What attracted me to this was it was real. It wasn't, like—you have to have a certain skill level, or you're going to get a certain skill level. That was the first game, all the other games, you know, when you leave, when you stop playing, you're done. You can't go on the court and do anything.
You get to "baller" status on this, I guarantee you could play at any three-on-three game around the world. Anywhere. If you can get to "baller" status. You dribble a basketball at "baller" status, you're going to be able to do that. And that's not blowing smoke. That's real. That's real talk.
As a retired player and former champ what does it mean to you to be a part of something that can help newer players get better?
Well I just love interactive games, and having this being something that, you know, creates real skill afterwards as well, you know, like I said, the tennis game, there's no real racket. The bowling game, there's no real bowling ball, you know what I mean? But this game, it's a real—it carries over into a real skill.
And you know even, you know, not knocking any games—I love it—but Guitar Hero, you can't play guitar when you're done, you know what I mean? You don't know how to play guitar. But this game you know how to dribble a basketball when you're done.
Obviously new players are going to get a lot out of it, but what about, like, your friends in the NBA? Would you recommend it to pros too?
I would say that I could put any NBA player on the game, and on the first day, they can't do "baller" status. They can't do it. It would take them, you know, an hour or two to be able to do one or two songs, but they couldn't do the whole—no. It would take them months to do the whole songs, without question. That is—I'd put my house up on that.